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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:06 AM

Nice addition of the covers. This will look very nice at the shows. Great job, Ray!
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 04:09 PM

Checking the fit before I do any forming and bending.

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Rolling a step pattern into the panel so the center is about 1/8 higher than the rest of the panel.

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All three panels are rolled.

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Next is to bend the front and rear edges.
This is the front edge and it is formed in three bends so it rolls around and under the front support rod on the mower.
The other edge just has one bend and that edge only comes down to about the center of the rear support rod.

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The covers are mounted on the mowers and the tab is bent down on each side.
A hole is drilled and tapped and a machine screw holds the tab down on each side.

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Here's the cover on the mower unit on the tractor.

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Edited by jdcrawler, March 10, 2012 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Boy, you make that look so easy! They look great on there. Thanks, Ray!
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 06:43 PM

Covers look great Ray. Take it from an old retired sheet metal worker, you do nice work.
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Awesome work Ray, they look factory.
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 07:54 AM

I just knew the cover would look good on there.Looks just like something the factory should have build.
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Congratulations on another fine job, Sir!

You certainly "raise the bar" for the rest of us, Ray, and hopefully you inspire others to improve their skills to your level.

Thanks for posting all the pictures of your projects. ....It is nice to see the progression and the various steps along the way.
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 03:08 PM

That's some awfully nice work Ray. Everything just looks beautiful!
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 07:55 PM

I love the raised centers on those panels! They look like they grew there! Are there different dies for the slip roll to make the radius?
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 08:01 PM

As snug as a bug, looks great Ray, safe as can be too, the rear two will be just as great.
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Are there different dies for the slip roll to make the radius?

It's all done with the same dies.
I just rotate the panel around as I roll it to form the raised edge around the radius on the ends of the pattern.
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 11:37 PM

Ray, Those panels look fantastic. I wish I had the time and tools to do the quality of work you turn out on every project you touch. Way To Go!! :thumbs:
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